Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I heard this lovely story, that basically goes like this:

There was a camel who wanted to become a ballet dancer. So she got a tutu and some ballet shoes and started to dance. Every day she practiced the 5 basic ballet movements, 100 times, each movement, each day. After a year of intense practice she decided it was time to have recital, to show all her family and friends what a great dancer she had become.

Well the show began and she put her heart and soul into the performance. At the end of her dance she took a deep long bow, but...there was silence. No applause.

One of the members of the audience stood up and said, "As a critic and a spokes person for this group I want to say that your performance was lumpy, bumpy, rough and to be honest, you are no dancer."

The camel smiled to herself and thought, "You are wrong. I know all the movements and I practice everyday. What's more, I love dancing."

The camel continued her dancing and loved it. She spent all her days enjoying her dance and it made her happy.

The moral of the story is this: it doesn't matter what other people think as long as you are doing what makes your heart sing that is all that matters.

Have a wonderful day!

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